Welcome to the SOS: Support Public Broadcasting website.

The “SOS: Support Public Broadcasting” Coalition is a membership-based coalition representing unions, NGOs, CBOs, community media, independent film and TV production sector organisations; academics, freedom of expression activists and concerned individuals.

The vision of the SOS Coalition is to create a public broadcasting system dedicated to the broadcasting of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated public programming committed to deepening South Africa’s Constitution.

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Latest items

Open letter to SABC Chair on the National Key Points Act

Date submitted: 13 April 2014

There is nothing in the draconian National Key Points Act that would prevent SABC staff from informing the public of evidence of political ...Read more

Letter to Minister: Progress Report on Commitments Made in 2013

Date submitted: 13 February 2014
Letter to Minister: Progress Report on Commitments Made in 2013

Next week, on 18 and 19 February 2014, Minister of Communicatons, Yunus Carrim,  will be giving a further progress report on the commitments he ...Read more

ICT Policy Review Green Paper Workshops

Date submitted: 12 February 2014

The government is reviewing laws on freedom of expression, diversity in radio & TV, the cost of communication & internet access. Now is your ...Read more

SOS Astonished by Claim that Varsity-Qualified Employees are “a Drain to the SABC.

Date submitted: 10 February 2014
SOS Astonished by Claim that Varsity-Qualified Employees are “a Drain to the SABC.

The SOS Coalition is astonished by the latest statement made by SABC Acting Chief Operating Officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng. At a press briefing ...Read more

SOS Calls for Strong Action and Public Input after Confirmation of Yet Another SABC CEO Resignation

Date submitted: 5 February 2014
SOS Calls for Strong Action and Public Input after Confirmation of Yet Another SABC CEO Resignation

The SOS: Support Public Broadcasting Coalition notes with shock that the SABC’s CEO, Lulama Mokhobo, has resigned and has reached an undisclosed ...Read more